As Principal, it is my great privilege and pleasure to welcome you to Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy. You are looking to join the academy at an exciting time in its history and development. The academy is improving fast, and I am firmly committed to providing every pupil here with the very best education possible. This promise includes exciting academic courses, excellent pastoral support, and inspiring extra-curricular opportunities.

The education we offer here is ambitious – we want every pupil to achieve extraordinary success. This may be an academic success, enjoyable in itself and so important for the future. It may be sporting and artistic success, areas in which our academy already excels. And personal success, where children grow, flourish and discover who they are. For our pupils, success will come in many different forms.

Our recent inspection by Ofsted gave us a challenging message. Staff and governors are absolutely united with me in our mission to transform this school for the benefit of our pupils. Parents support us in this drive. This rapid improvement journey has already started, as the inspectors noted. As the next generation at Lord Lawson, you will benefit the most from this transformation.

“Positive changes in the school’s culture are evident around the school. Parents, staff and pupils are pleased with the changes made.” (Ofsted, 2019)

I hope you will take the opportunity to visit us, to see for yourselves how we are bringing to life our vision for outstanding education, based on trust and respect, courage and ambition. And I look forward to welcoming you personally when you join Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy.

Best wishes